Sat, Sep 07


Ebenezer Lutheran Church

The Consul - A benefit concert for Immigrant relief

A concert version of Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul benefiting Ebenezer Lutheran Church’s Refugee Support and the National Immigrant Justice Center..

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The Consul - A benefit concert for Immigrant relief

Time & Location

Sep 07, 2019, 7:00 PM

Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, USA

About the event

Acting Out has teamed up with Transgressive Theatre-Opera, giving a single concert performance of Menotti’s masterpiece, “The Consul.” This is the perfect time to share Menotti’s story of persecuted immigrants trying to flee their oppressed lives only to be met with a cold bureaucracy demanding they obtain the correct papers in order to escape to asylum. If these papers cannot be obtained, their only choice is to attempt escape over the border, a journey that often ends in a speedy death or worse. This benefit concert will be at 7:30 PM on Saturday, September 7 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church’s auditorium. Everyone involved is donating their talent so that all tickets sales and other donations can go directly to a local immigrant relief and a national immigrant relief organization. The organizations to be benefitted are Ebenezer’s own Refugee Support and the National Immigrant Justice Center. Special permission for this concert benefitting these specific organizations was granted by the Menotti estate, and we are proud to continue to share this immigrant composer’s deeply-felt story. 


Tickets may be purchased here:

All seating is general admission, although there is a tiered scale for those who would like to make an additional donation at the same time.

General Admission: $20

Premium Admission: $50

Immigrant Relief Admission: $100

Donations can be made directly the TT-O's PayPal account button on our website. Please include a notation that the monies are for Immigrant Relief, and they will not flow into the general budget.  

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